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Domestic violence call results in standoff with Sacramento Police

A four-and-half-hour standoff ended with the arrest of a domestic violence suspect in south Sacramento Sunday.

Sacramento Police were called at 2 p.m. to a home in the 2000 block of 67th Avenue after a woman reported a dispute with her husband. She met officers outside her home and had “minor but visible” injuries, according to Officer Matthew McPhail, public information officer for Sacramento Police.

The man then locked himself inside the home with his 4-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter, barricading the door. He did not have a firearm. McPhail said.

After attempts to speak with him were unsuccessful, police called in a SWAT team and a bomb squad, which surrounded the house.

“I think the suspect realized the situation wasn’t going to get any better for him and he surrendered,” McPhail said.

The children were unharmed.

The man is in the process of being booked on felony domestic violence charges, McPhail said.

Molly Sullivan: 916-321-1175, @SullivanMollyM